The below release is shared on behalf of British Transport Police (BTP).
Detectives at British Transport Police (BTP) have launched a murder investigation after a man sadly died at Reading station last night.
Officers were called to the station at 11.43pm on 30 July following reports of an injured man on platform eight.
Despite the best efforts of emergency services, a man was very sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody this morning.
The victim’s family have been informed and they are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley said: “This is a needless act of violence which has resulted in the tragic loss of a man’s life. Officers were quickly able to make an arrest at the scene and a man remains in custody this morning.
“While we are still in the very early stages of our investigation, we believe the men had an altercation on board a train before the victim was assaulted on platform eight.
“Witnesses will be crucial in helping us piece together exact what happened last night, and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the moments before it to contact us as soon as possible.
“Please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 665 of 30/07/22. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
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